London, UK
September 25, 2020

The Global Tourism Forum has announced the awaited China 2021 project on May 25, 2021. The China 2021 event includes several references to tourism, particularly investment in tourism amd sustainable tourism. Global Tourism Forum will host outstanding tourism leaders, tourism ministers, heads of states, and well-known influencers during the event and is looking forward to actively participate in the development in Hainan, by providing the vital link between its heritage and tourism. In particular, one of the three main objectives of China 2021 includes inter-alia ‘to promote sustainable tourism’, ‘to promote the investment climate in Hainan’ as well as ‘to underpin the cultural and creative industries and inspire creation’. Furthermore, one if the specific objectives is to: ‘encourage local development strategies that tap into the potential of heritage including through the promotion of sustainable tourism’.

Another specific objective calls for: ‘stronger interaction between the cultural and creative tourism sectors and communities and the international companies’ and ‘promote tourism as a source of inspiration for investment and innovation’. All of the above dovetail greatly with the aims and activities of Global Tourism Forum. President of the Global Tourism Forum, Bulut Bağcı said: “GTF’s cultural heritage is more than the memory of our past; it is the key to our future. Global Tourism Forum will be an opportunity to raise awareness of the social and economic importance of tourism and to promote Chinese excellence in the sector. I invite all stakeholders to help make the year of 2021 a success.”

The Global Tourism Forum recognizes that tourism plays a strong economic role. According to GTF, the 2021 will be the Year of Tourism Recovery and China 2021 will be an occasion to highlight the importance of tourism, and what the tourism can do regarding conservation, digitization, infrastructure, research and the development of skills. Events will be organized in Hainan. It will provide an opportunity to seek answers to the challenges of decreasing tourism numbers, declining tourist interest, pandemic pressures on people, evolving value chains and digital transformation of tourism industry. Global Tourism Forum guests can contribute and benefit from the above planned activities of China 2021.

Interregional Workshops on Industrial Heritage will be held during the event, will be enriched in the scope of Global Tourism Forum’s sub-events. Furthermore, the China 2021 will be held in May 2021 and will be planned as an event within the tourism and investment framework and programme.

About Global Tourism Forum:

Global Tourism Forum is an initiative of London based World Tourism Forum Institute. Starting from 2020, World Tourism Forum Institute’s events will be entitled as Global Tourism Forum. The Global Tourism Forum, or GTF for short, is an international collaboration platform focused on addressing the challenges for the travel industry. Combining the joint efforts of government agencies, industry stakeholders and academia, GTF strives to achieve sustainable development models for emerging travel markets, as well as devising strategies to ensure tourism growth. World Tourism Forum Institute organizes several initiatives aiming to promote the hosting country internationally. As an initiative of WTFI, Global Tourism Forum organizes select activities designed to strengthen the host country’s branding abroad. Global Tourism Forum also plays a leading role in attracting foreign direct investment to the target country, by working to identify business opportunities, promoting strategic events and lending support to foreign investors willing to allocate resources in target country. For more information, please visit:


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